Sephora and Wildbytes Unveil the Future of Shopping with an Intelligent Mirror

Sephora and Wildbytes Unveil the Future of Shopping with an Intelligent Mirror

Sephora and experiential innovation agency Wildbytes unveil the future of retail by taking personalisation to the next level. In a world first for the international beauty chain, it has installed an intelligent digital mirror in its flagship store in Madrid, on the exclusive Calle Serrano. Powered by artificial intelligence, it delivers hyper-personalised experiences and product […]

Metrics on in-store performance need to catch up with reality of how people shop, says Conversity research

Metrics on in-store performance need to catch up with reality of how people shop, says Conversity research

2019 so far has seen the struggles of the UK high street continue, with little sign of the crisis abating any time soon. According to research by retail technology expert Conversity, part of addressing these difficulties lies in retailers getting better at how they measure the success of customer interactions across all channels and touch points, […]

Instagram Tests Way to Let You Buy Products Directly on the App

Instagram Tests Way to Let You Buy Products Directly on the App

Buying an eyeshadow palette or a pair of sneakers you spot on Instagram is about to get easier if you’re in the US.  Facebook-owned Instagram said on March 19 it’s testing a feature called checkout that will allow users to buy a product without leaving the photo-sharing app. That means Instagram users don’t have to […]

Google brings shoppable ads to image searches

Google brings shoppable ads to image searches

Google has taken a leaf out of Instagram and Pinterest’s playbooks and begun trialling shoppable ads within image searches. The ad format enables brands and retailers to highlight products available for sale within an ad featured in Google image search results. The search giant is currently testing the format with select retailers on a ‘small […]

Nosto: UK fashion retailers are best at tempting online visitors to buy, but are challenged by low spending shoppers

Nosto: UK fashion retailers are best at tempting online visitors to buy, but are challenged by low spending shoppers

Global research suggests fashion retailers in the UK are the most successful at persuading online visitors to buy, both on mobile and desktop. But UK shoppers spend less on each order than the global average (around 27% less on orders placed via mobile and 32% less on desktop orders). This is despite their orders including […]

Pinterest launches ‘Catalogs’ and extra shopping ad inventory

Pinterest launches ‘Catalogs’ and extra shopping ad inventory

Pinterest is introducing new tools and features to help Pinners find the best products and services for their unique tastes and preferences. Pinterest has built solutions to help advertisers put their products in front of people who are on a path to purchase across Pinterest. With Catalogs, businesses can automatically create Product Pins featuring up […]

Mobile holiday spending was over 120 per cent higher than rest of year in 2018, says Button

Mobile holiday spending was over 120 per cent higher than rest of year in 2018, says Button

The holiday season in 2018 saw shoppers browse and spend 121 per cent more on mobile than the average mobile shopper prior to the holidays, according to a report from mobile commerce partnership platform Button. Button tracked mobile shopping within the Button Marketplace, which includes partnerships with companies like Amazon, Walmart, Uber, Hotels.com, eBay, and Boxed. The […]

Google shopping search trends: Amazon and Etsy big winners in US

Google shopping search trends: Amazon and Etsy big winners in US

Amazon.com is the eCommerce brand with the biggest absolute improvement in organic search performance on Google over the course of 2018 according to the data from search and content optimisation platform, Searchmetrics. Second on the list was online marketplace, etsy.com. Online marketplace, aliexpress.com, which is owned by Chinese multinational, Alibaba, makes number ten with a 236% […]

Fashion shoppers 44% more likely to buy from Woodhouse Clothing thanks to new AI-powered personalisation

Fashion shoppers 44% more likely to buy from Woodhouse Clothing thanks to new AI-powered personalisation

The introduction of AI-based personalisation means shoppers who visit men’s online fashion retailer, Woodhouse Clothing, are now 44% more likely to make a purchase. The new technology, which works across both mobile and desktop, is also helping to increase the retailer’s average order value, which is up 7%. Woodhouse has implemented personalisation technology from Nosto which uses advanced […]

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